Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Football Chelsea launch investigation into racist abuse aimed at Sterling

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during Chelsea's 2-0 win on Saturday.

  • Published:
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (right) was the victim of alleged racist abuse by a Chelsea fan on Saturday play

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (right) was the victim of alleged racist abuse by a Chelsea fan on Saturday

(AFP)

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during Chelsea's 2-0 win on Saturday.

Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter appeared to abuse Sterling as he retrieved the ball near Chelsea supporters.

A Chelsea spokesman said: "We're aware of reports and video footage. We will investigate the matter and take the strongest possible action where necessary."

The Metropolitan Police said no arrests had been made but they were also looking at the incident.

"We are aware of a video circulating online in which it is claimed racial abuse was allegedly directed at a player at a Chelsea v Manchester City game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, December 8," the police said in a statement.

"We will review the footage to determine whether any offences have been committed."

The latest incident comes less than a week after a Tottenham fan was arrested for throwing a banana at Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the north London derby.

"Are we going to continue to allow this type of racist behaviour go on??? All for kicking a ball," tweeted former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who was working on the game as a pundit for BT Sport.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Ex- fiancé of Gyan’s alleged girlfriend Buju Banton released from prisonbullet
2 I’m broke; Asamoah Gyan tells court in marriage annulment casebullet
3 Eight players sent home from Black Meteors camp over age cheatingbullet
4 Kwadwo Asamoah’s blunder costs Inter Milan Champions League...bullet
5 Lionel Messi buys private jet for $15 millionbullet
6 Ousmane Dembele’s golazo dominates the headlinesbullet
7 Asamoah Gyan is allegedly dating former wife of reggae...bullet
8 Ousmane Dembele slapped with $100,000 club record 'late' finebullet
9 Isaac Dogboe’s trainer explains why his boxer lost...bullet
10 Ronaldo, Messi make UEFA's top 50 players Team of the...bullet

Top Videos

1 Thomas Partey brilliant goal against Atletico Bilbaobullet
2 Emmanuel Boateng's wonder goal against Barcelonabullet
3 Sulley Muntari’s ‘ghost goal’ could have changed the historybullet
4 Majeed Ashimeru scored incredible solo goalbullet
5 Kevin-Prince Boateng's amazing goalbullet
6 Watch how Ghanaian striker sets Egyptian topflight recordbullet
7 Jordan Ayew wonder goalbullet
8 Video Kwadwo Asamoah speaks on injury worry ahead of Kenya...bullet
9 Watch how Black Stars mesmerised Kotoko 3-0bullet
10 Watch Majeed Waris' thunderbolt against Montpellierbullet

Football

X
Advertisement